pregnant earth

In green & growing on 04/07/2010 at 1:25 pm

Sun spills into our windows deeper into evening. Still there aren’t enough hours in the day. Early mornings are spent outdoors, tending to tiny plots of soil pregnant with bush beans, spinach, strawberries, peppers, lettuce, zucchini and crookneck squash. We water tenderly and dream of the picking. The bulky bean sprouts made their abrupt appearance three days ago and  I explained again to the curious one that these green creatures will feed us soon enough. She stares in disbelief at them and me. Fresh soil. Fresh green. Fresh eyes. And I awe and wonder too – our shadows hovering together over stirring earth. We watch and wait.

  1. I love this post…the curious eyes of the small ones and their amazment as the plants and veggies grow.
    Have a wonderful day.

  2. What lovely photos- I feel like I can smell the earth.

  3. lovely. and you have ripe strawberries already!

  4. ahhh… spring!
    beautiful sentiments paired with lovely photos of the richness the earth offers to us in this season!

  5. its all so wonderful!

  6. I adore the little planter name tags! So cute. Great idea!

  7. I am really excited about planting this year mopre so than ever. There really seems ot be an abundance of gratitude floating around for our mother earth and all that she does for us, especially in springtime.


  8. I am in awe over your already-strawberries. And like you, we’re trying to make tangible the miracle, via beans in our windowsill. Love those little stalwarts.

  9. Lovely! And so special when you get to share it with a little one!

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